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Mission To Mars (2000)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Mission To Mars (2000) Reply with quote



Wikipedia says about Mission To Mars:

In 2020, the Mars I spacecraft, en route to planet Mars, is commanded by Luke Graham with fellow astronauts Nicholas Willis, Sergei Kirov, and Ren??e Cot??. Upon arrival, the team discovers a crystalline formation in the Cydonia region, by which they suspect an extrusion from a subsurface geothermal column of water, useful to future human colonization. After reporting this to the World Space Station, they hear a strange sound on their communications system, which they assume to be interference from their planetary rover. While they scan the formation with radar, a large vortex kills Nicholas, Sergei, and Ren??e.

After the vortex subsides, a large humanoid face is exposed in the adjacent mountain. ISS, having receiving Luke's message, a second ship is readied for a rescue mission: the Mars II containing Commander Woody Blake, Co-Commander Jim McConnell, and mission specialists Terri Fisher and Phil Ohlmyer. As the ship enters Mars orbit, micrometeors breach the hull. During repair, the external fuel tanks are overlooked, causing a leak and later explosion. The crew then board the REMO ("Resupply Module") orbiting Mars. Tethered to the others, Woody launches himself at the module, but is unable to properly land on it. Terri tries to rescue Woody, but knowing she would run out of fuel before reaching him, Woody removes his helmet, killing himself to save her.

When the survivors arrive on the surface of Mars, they find Luke living on the produce of a greenhouse, whereupon he reveals that the crystalline structure looks humanoid, and that the noise represents a map of human DNA in XYZ coordinates, but missing a pair of chromosomes. To complete the sequence, the crew dispatches a robotic rover to reproduce the completed signal. Following the transmission, an opening appears in the side of the mountain, which Jim, Terri, and Luke enter, while Phil remains at the repaired emergency return vehicle with orders to launch, with or without them, at the agreed time.

The opening seals behind them, disrupting radio communication with Phil, and a three-dimensional projection depicts the planet Mars, covered with water, being struck by a large asteroid and rendered uninhabitable. A Martian then reveals that the natives of Mars evacuated their world in spacecraft, whereof one landed on Earth to create humans, who could one day land on Mars and be recognized as descendants. An invitation is offered to one astronaut to follow the Martians to their new home. Jim accepts the invitation and is launched in an oxygenated capsule, while the others return to Phil, and subsequently to Earth.


Cast

Gary Sinise as Jim McConnell
Tim Robbins as Woody Blake
Don Cheadle as Luke Graham
Connie Nielsen as Terri Fisher
Jerry O'Connell as Phil Ohlmyer
Kim Delaney as Maggie McConnell
Peter Outerbridge as Sergei Kirov
Kavan Smith as Nicholas Willis
Jill Teed as Ren??e Cot??
Elise Neal as Debra Graham
Robert Bailey Jr. as Bobby Graham
Taylor Jones as Daniel Lederman
Armin Mueller-Stahl as Ramier Beck

Directed by Brian De Palma

Produced by Tom Jacobson

Screenplay by Jim Thomas, John Thomas and Graham Yost

Story by Lowell Cannon, Jim Thomas and John Thomas

Music by Ennio Morricone

A wonderful movie in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which for some stupid reason the critics hated. (My Godfather calls them "Cry-Tics" because they whine and cry about everything while sucking the life-blood of the movie. I agree with him.)

Four things that stand out for me are the Martian;



Their "number base 8" countdown;



Their launch chamber combined with and eidoranium;







And the eidoranium itself:



The term "eidoranium" is a word coined by Robert A. Heinlein in Citizen of the Galaxy which combines planetarium and 'eidos', Greek for seen and used in the phrase eidetic memory. There are two types in science fiction stories; the Solar System type used in Mission To Mars and the Galactic type seen in Prometheus:



Most older stories called this a"galacto-view".
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a fairly ambitious and imaginative movie, and I liked parts of it. There wasn't any part of it I really disliked. It just didn't exactly knock my socks off. But I did like the fact that it made use of the Face on Mars as part of the story.

What I've been wondering about for years it that other face on Mars, this one —



-- and the amazing resemblance it has to this one!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The trailer for this one certainly makes it look interesting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The complete movie is jere:

http://old.imovies.cc/movies/3718//high/eng/

Clicl on the cog wheel symbol and select "Eng" or the movie will play in Hindi!

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